Di Carlo Microfluidics
UCLA Di Carlo

Dino Di Carlo

Dino Di Carlo, Ph.D.

Professor of Bioengineering

Dino Di Carlo is a Professor in the department of Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering interdepartmental graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2006. He then conducted postdoctoral studies from 2006-2008 at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Among other honors he was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award, the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award and Coulter Translational Research Award.

Di Carlo Lab


Edward Pao

Edward Pao
B.S. Chemical Biology, 2009
University of California, Berkeley
M.Eng. Bioengineering, 2013
University of California, San Diego

Visiting Scholars

SJ Claire Hur
Assistant Researcher
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PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Elodie Sollier
Chief Scientific Officer, Vortex Biosciences Inc.
Eng. Degree, Physics and Instrumentations for Biotechnologies, 2006
Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Ph.D. Physics for Life Science, 2009
CEA Minatec, LETI, France


Oladunni Adeyiga

Oladunni Adeyiga
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1999
University of Maryland, College Park
M.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore 2003
Ph.D., UCLA, Baltimore 2016
Focus: Cell Mechanical Properties
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Hamed Haddadi

Hamed Haddadi

Donghyuk Kim

Donghyuk Kim

Ming Li

Ming Li

Coleman Murray

Coleman Murray
PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2015
University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara
Focus: Inter-cellular Manipulation, Magnetic MEMS,
Mechanotronics, Virtual Reality
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Kahlen Ouyang

Westbrook Weaver
Carson Riche
B.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, 2010
Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2015
University of Southern California


Joe de Rutte

Joe de Rutte
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2014
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2016
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Yilian (Elaine) Wang
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016
B.S. Psychology, 2016
Peking University
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Manjima Dhar

Manjima Dhar
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2013
Johns Hopkins University
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Soroush Kahkeshani
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2013
Sharif University of Technology
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Armin Karimi

Reem Khojah
B.S. Medical Technology, 2007
M.S. Bioengineering, 2012
Focus: Inertial Microfluidics
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Harsha Kittur
B.S. Biological Systems Engineering, 2011
Virginia Tech
Focus: Cellular Division Mechanics
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Jaekyung Koh
B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2012
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2014
Seoul National University
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Jaynay Kong

Janay Kong
B.S. Bioengineering, 2009
Cornell University
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles
Focus: Focus: Immunoassay Development
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Jonathan Lin

Jonathan Lin
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2011
Focus: Cell Mechanics

Hector E Muñoz

Hector E Muñoz
B.S. Bioengineering, 2011
Rice University
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Hector E Muñoz

Hamed Nilchi
B.S. Bioengineering, 2014

Andy Tay Kah Ping
(Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering, First Class Honors)
National University of Singapore

Ivan Pushkarsky
B.S. Bioengineering (Math minor), 2012
Focus: Force-Phenotyping
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Chueh-Yu (Jerry) Wu
M.S. Institute of Applied Mechanics, 2007
National Taiwan University
Focus: Inertial Microfluidics
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Wei Yang
B.S Molecular and Cellular Biology (Chemistry minor), 2014
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Focus: tissue engineering, cancer vaccine
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Adam Andrews


Yara Azar

Past Lab Members

Westbrook Weaver Ph.D. & Postdoc Tempo Therapeutics Inc.
Anja Kunze Postdoc Adjunct Faculty UCLA Mathematics
Michael Masterman-Smith Postdoc  
Aram Chung Postdoc Assistant Professor at RPI
Hamed Amini Ph.D. & Postdoc Illumina Inc.
Peter Tseng Ph.D. & Postdoc Postdoc @ Tufts University.
Henry Tse Ph.D. & Postdoc Cytovale Inc.
Danny Gossett Ph.D. & Postdoc Cytovale Inc.
Elodie Sollier Postdoc & Postdoc Vortex Biosciences Inc.
James Che Ph.D. Vortex Biosciences Inc.
Albert Mach Ph.D. Integrated Plasmonics
Mahdokht Masaeli Ph.D.
Yiqing Zhao M.S.
Keisuke Goda Postdoc Professor @ University of Tokyo
Soojung Claire Hur Ph.D. & Postdoc Assistant Researcher @ UCLA
Assistant Research Professor @ JHU
Wonhee Lee Postdoc Assistant Professor @ KAIST
Microfluidic & Biosensor Laboratory
Derek Go B.S./M.S. MD @ U.Cincinnati
Dianne Pulido M.S. St. Jude Medical
Patrick Sandoz Visiting Scholar Ph.D. @ EPFL, Switzerland
Grace Kwong Undergraduate  
Andy Lee Undergraduate MD @ University of Virginia
Michelle Wong Undergraduate  
Shivani Dharmaraja Undergraduate Ph.D. @ University of Washington
Jaideep Dudani Undergraduate Ph.D. @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marc Lim Undergraduate  
Jae Hyun Kim Undergraduate  
Armin Arshi Undergraduate MD @ UCLA
Laura Mullens Undergraduate  
Erika Fong Undergraduate Ph.D. @ Boston University
Noor Ahmed Undergraduate Abbott
Steven Behrens Undergraduate Ph.D. @ University of California, Davis
Sameed Siddiqui Undergraduate Undergraduate Researcher @ UCLA EE Department in Jalali Lab
Victor Yu Undergraduate M.S. @ Johns Hopkins University/td>
Jessica Wong Undergraduate
Ruben Osorio Summer Intern  
Pietro Maoddi Summer Intern  
Celia Fouques Summer Intern  
Yi Xu Summer Intern Ph.D. @ CalTech
Petra Paie Summer Intern  
Alex Jay HSSRP - 2012  
Andrew Rao HSSRP - 2012  
Lillian Peng HSSRP - 2012  
Saatchi Patell HSSRP - 2012  
Judy Jiang HSSRP - 2010  
Alisha Jain HSSRP - 2010  

Positions Available

Openings are available for dedicated postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students interested in using microtechnology for applications in basic biology, diagnostics, and molecular therapeutics (See the Research section for project thrust areas).

Interested parties should send an email to Professor Di Carlo and include their CV and research interests.